ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS1
OF MAY 21, 2013
CASE OF THE ITUANGO MASSACRES v. COLOMBIA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on merits, reparations and costs delivered on July 1, 2006
(hereinafter “the Judgment”), by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”).2 The facts of this case occurred in in June 1966
and, as of October 1997, in the villages of La Granja and El Aro, respectively, both located
in the municipality of Ituango, department of Antioquia, Colombia, owing to acts of
omission, acquiescence and collaboration by members of the Armed Forces posted in the
municipality de Ituango with paramilitary groups belonging to the United Self-Defense
Forces of Colombia (AUC) who perpetrated successive armed raids in that municipality,
murdering defenseless civilians, stripping others of their property, and generating terror and
displacement.
2.
The Order on monitoring compliance with judgment issued by the Court on July 7,
2009, in which it declared:
1.

That, as indicated in considering paragraphs 50, 54, and 72 of the […] Order, the State has complied with
the obligation:
a.

To implement, within a reasonable time, permanent education programs on human rights and
international humanitarian law within the Colombian armed forces (twenty-first operative
paragraph of the Judgment);

b.

To publish in a national newspaper, once, the chapter on proven facts of the Judgment, without
the corresponding footnotes, and the operative paragraphs (twenty-second operative paragraph
of the Judgment), and

c.

To pay the amounts ordered as reimbursement of costs and expenses arising in the domestic
sphere and in the international proceedings before the inter-American system for the protection
of human rights (twenty-fifth operative paragraph of the Judgment).

                                                            

1
Judge Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, a Colombian national, did not take part in the deliberation and
decision concerning this Order on compliance with judgment, pursuant to Articles 19(2) of the Statute and 19 of
the Court’s Rules of Procedure.
2

Cf. Case of the Ituango Massacres v. Colombia. Merits, reparations and costs. Judgment of July 1, 2006.
Series C No. 148. http://corteidh.or.cr/docs/casos/articulos/seriec_148_esp.pdf

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